V-Day is D-Day with Heart Shaped Blini, Roasted Ginger Figs and Parma Ham & Chevin Parcels.
Being the completely hopeless Romantic that I am, I have a big day planned for tomorrow. Obviously I can’t share just yet, but I can tell you that it involves food! Now that surprised you didn’t it?
Breako’s is one of my favourite meals of the day; so why not spoil your ‘significant other’ with this themed V-Day breakfast. If this breakfast doesn’t get your toes curling up, fear not, for I bring you 15 more awesome breakfasts in this post. Sapori is my on-line cook book which gives you access to categories of recipes. This chapter is entitled “The Breakfast Club” and features 13 breakfast ideas to make your Valentine feel very special.
I am also posting the links to my Sexy collection of raw Valentines food ideas from last year’s Valentine’s Day. These recipes don’t require any cooking and are designed to around the senses with delish tastes, textures and tantalisations to help out the bachelors and bachelorettes who don’t really feel confident enough to cook for their loved ones.
Heart Shaped Blini
Give your heart away!
1/2 cup Flour
1 cup milk
1tsp of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Beat the eggs and milk together then add sifted flour, salt and baking powder and stir to a thin batter.
Brush a non-stick frying pan or griddle with some melted butter.
Spray a heart shaped metal cookie cutter with some spray and cook
Place your heart shaped (metal) cookie cutter into the pan and let it heat up a little.
Using a ladle to pour in enough batter to come half way up the cookie cutter.
Once the batter has almost cooked, take two pegs and use them to lift the cookie cutter off of your blini.
Flip it over and cook the other side.
Roasted Ronde de Bordeaux Figs
Preserved Ginger – 2 pieces sliced
fresh Thyme – 2 sprigs is enough
Salt and Pepper
Cut a cross in each fig and insert a small slice of stem ginger and thyme into the centre
Drizzle a little olive oil and some of the preserved ginger syrup over each fig.
Season well with salt and Pepper and pop them into your oven at 180d for around 10 minutes.
Parma Ham & Peppered Chevin Parcels
2 slices of Parma Ham
1 Peppered Chevin
Cut 1 inch slices of the Chevin, wrap them up in the Parma Ham and secure with a tooth pick.
Flash grill them for 4 minutes, just enough to crisp the ham and soften the cream cheese.
Once you have grilled them remove the tooth picks – they will hold together beautifully.
Serve with a poached egg and lots of love.
May your day be tinted with love and fizzy happy bubbles tomorrow and every day of the year.
Above all else – LOVE YOURSELF!
Happy Valentine’s Day